• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mal- măl- A prefix in composition denoting ill, or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.☞ The form male- is chiefly used in cases where the, either alone or with other letters, is pronounced as a separate syllable, as in malediction, malefactor, maleficent, etc. Where this is not the case, as in malfeasance or male-feasance, malformation or male-formation, etc., as also where the word to which it is prefixed commences with a vowel, as in maladministration, etc., the form mal is to be preferred, and is the one commonly employed.
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In literature:

For other examples see Mal.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
I had also a lot of respect for Mal Logan, who played quarterback on my team in 1915.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
He uster su'scribe a heap er deaf an' dum' an'mals.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
Water-colour: Trapani, S. Liberale and Lo Scoglio di Mal Consiglio.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
Ef Mal-viny hed been his wife an' died, he'd hev married agin 'fore the year war out.
"The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Mr. Gellibrand, upon the close of the action, was called to account for mal-practice.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Some of these breaches led into the beit-el-mal, or public granary.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
You were my friend, Mal, and I couldn't say anything when I saw you two so thick together.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Nor, again, is it a "Fleur du Mal" of the Baudelairian kind, but only an ugly as well as noxious weed.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Mal Shaff leaped back as his opponent charged head down, and his knotted fist beat a thunderous tattoo as the misshapen beast closed in.
"Hellhounds of the Cosmos" by Clifford Donald Simak

In poetry:

You are my candidate, dear Buck,
And I your jolly pal;
You need not doubt your Hiland's pluck,
It's cheek by jowl with mal.
"Hiland-Buckingham" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
St. George he is for England,
St. Dennis is for France;
Now sing, brave Boys, God bless the King,
Honi soit qui mal y pense.
"The Royal Chace" by Cornelius Arnold
And hark! to the blow of the mal below
Do the sounds above reply?
Hurra, hurra, for the Hartley men,
For now their rescue's nigh.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
I gazed on the neo-classical statuary
in the Mal Strana cemetery.
The statues were still grieving over their dead
from whom they’d had to part.
Leaving, they walked slowly
with the smile of their ancient beauty.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
Per melhs cobrir lo mal pes e.l cossire
chan e deport et ai joi e solatz;
e fatz esfortz car sai chantar ni rire,
car eu me mor e nul semblan no.n fatz;
e per Amor sui si apoderatz,
tot m'a vencut a forsa e batalha.
"Per mels cobrir lo mal pes (Anne)" by Bernard De Ventadorn
Anc Deus no fetz trebalhas ni martire,
ses mal d'amor, qu'eu no sofris en patz;
mas d'aquel sui, si be.m peza, sofrire,
c'Amors mi fai amar lai on li platz;
e dic vos be que s'eu no sui amatz,
ges no reman en lai mia nualha.
"Per mels cobrir lo mal pes (Anne)" by Bernard De Ventadorn

In news:

Robert " Mal " Currie.
Robert " Mal " Currie, age 101, of Schaller, died Dec 13, 2011 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.
Local News The GOP ' mal -contents'.
Mal du Pays, by David Hughes.
If you missed the great interview Dj Mal Amazin did with Hill Harper (csi new york,he got game,get on the bus)…Here is the link to the interview.
Veteran sportswriter and Kansas Golf Foundation Hall of Fame member Mal Elliott died early Friday in Wichita.
File photo Mal Moore has overseen UA's athletics department since 1999.
Mal Moore's legacy as the University of Alabama athletics director includes the recent football national title and facility upgrades for football, basketball, baseball and other programs.
State's Only Med- Mal Firm Built From Scratch.
"Mal" Rafferty was born and raised in the west of Ireland.
Malö Yachts addresses this niche precisely, and the Malö 37 is a classic expression of the philosophy.
Catalina 309, Malö 40 Win CW's Boat of the Year Contest.
Cruising World has picked the Catalina 309 and the Malö 40 as the top overall boats for 2007.
The judges' decision to crown the Malö 40 as Import Boat of the Year came after lengthy discussions that involved a number of high-quality boats.
Defense verdict achieved in med-mal claim – Paraplegia , amputations not result of excessive anesthesia.

In science:

Nualart (2006): Mal liavin Calculus and Related Topics.
The determinant of the Malliavin matrix and the determinant of the covariance matrix for multiple integrals
Dynamic Memory and Pointers: In ISO-C a certain amount of the heap can be reserved using the function mal l oc(int ).
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
The function mal l oc(int ) can be implemented as shown in Listing 1 with 1024 heap elements respectively, which needs a 10 bit variable pt r for accessing. A memory exceptions occurs (label memout ), if there is not enough memory left.
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
Thus mal l oc(int ) can be used for this purpose.
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
It is amazing that most of the cyclic codes fr om Dickson polynomials of the first kind with small degrees are optimal or almost opti mal in the sense that they meet some bound on the parameters of linear codes.
Cyclic Codes from Dickson Polynomials